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St. Paul sending 11 to state academic meet

St. Paul students advancing to state competition include (front) Ally Page, Paige Leschber, Lauren Newton, Peytyn O’Campo, Justin Ford, Garrett Woods, (back) Jacob Smith, Daniel Storey, Josh Jones, Hailee Fisher and Kristi Becker. St. Paul students advancing to state competition include (front) Ally Page, Paige Leschber, Lauren Newton, Peytyn O’Campo, Justin Ford, Garrett Woods, (back) Jacob Smith, Daniel Storey, Josh Jones, Hailee Fisher and Kristi Becker. GIDDINGS—Eleven students from St. Paul Lutheran School in Thorndale are headed to state academic contest, according to Kristi Fischer, the school’s PSIA coordinator.

PSIA (Private Schools Interscholastic Association) is an academic competition for private and home schools. St. Paul has competed in PSIA for many years.

On Feb. 26 at Imma nuel Lutheran in Giddings, 59 St. Paul students competed in 12 events, Fischer said.

Forty-six placings were brought back to St. Paul, earning them a third place trophy overall, and 11 students will compete in 12 events at the state PSIA meet later this spring at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

To advance to the state meet, one must place first or second overall in their contest, except in storytelling where just the first place advances, Fischer said.

Those advancing to state include Ally Page, storytelling; Paige Leschber, Jacob Smith and Josh Jones, poetry interpretations; Justin Ford and Lauren Newton, spelling.

Also, Josh Jones and Daniel Storey, impromptu speaking; Garrett Woods, music memor y; Hailee Fisher, number sense; Kristi Becker and Peytyn O’Campo, listening skills.

Storytelling

First Grade—Jon Moerbe, second; Michael Bowsher, fourth; Emily Bachmeyer, fifth.

Second Grade—Ally Page, first; Landri Leschber, third; Emory Woods, fourth.

Third Grade—Ashton Kiesling, second; Madison Kelm, fourth.

Poetry Interpretations

Fourth Grade—Paige Leschber, first; Logan O’Campo, sixth.

Fifth Grade—Jacob Smith, first.

Eighth Grade—Josh Jones, first; Devin Fisher, fifth.

Creative Writing

First Grade—Averie Hobbs, sixth.

Second Grade—Garret Bernstein, third; Meagan Newton, fifth.

Spelling

Second Grade—Justin Ford, first; Brodie Bachmayer, fifth.

Third Grade—Lauren Newton, first.

Fourth Grade—Logan Fisher, fifth.

Eighth Grade-Bailey O’Campo, fourth.

Impromptu Speaking

Eighth Grade—Joshua Jones, first; Daniel Storey, second.

Maps, Charts and Graphs

Fifth Grade—Colton Pitts, sixth.

Seventh Grade—Emily Churchman, fourth.

Eighth Grade—Daniel Storey & Devin Fisher, fifth (tie).

Ready Writing

Third Grade—Luke Leschber, sixth.

Fourth Grade—Mason Fisher, fifth.

Eighth Grade—Josh Jones, fourth.

Mathematics

Fourth Grade—Ashton Schaefer, fifth.

Fifth Grade—Colton Pitts, fourth.

Seventh Grade—Gabby Moreno, sixth.

Eighth Grade—Riley Schaefer, third.

In some of the events grades were combined. In these events there were ribbons given for grade level and then overall for the combination.

The first and second place will go onto state for the overall placement.

Music Memory

Third Grade—Garrett Woods, first in grade level, first overall.

Sixth Grade—Cheyanne Lanfear, second in grade level, third overall.

Number Sense

Fourth Grade—Ashton Schaefer, first in grade level, fourth overall; Mason Fisher, third in grade level.

Sixth Grade—Kailey Cargill, second in grade level, sixth overall.

Seventh Grade—William Iselt, first in grade level.

Eighth Grade—Hailee Fisher, second in grade level and second overall.

Dictionary Skills

Seventh Grade—Emily Churchman, second in grade level, third overall.

Listening Skills

Fourth Grade—Macy Becker, first in grade level, sixth overall.

Sixth Grade—Kristi Becker, second in grade level, second overall; Kailey Cargill, third in grade level.

Seventh Grade—Peytyn O’Campo, first in grade level, second overall.


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